Tumbleweeds

An Experiment
skunkbear:

And here’s a handy GIF about tonight’s the lunar eclipse. For the West Coasters (who have a better chance of seeing the eclipse through the clouds) just subtract three hours.  It’s basically a moving version of this NASA graphic.
GIFs not your style? Check out my last minute astronomical announcement song:


Blood moon rising

skunkbear:

And here’s a handy GIF about tonight’s the lunar eclipse. For the West Coasters (who have a better chance of seeing the eclipse through the clouds) just subtract three hours.  It’s basically a moving version of this NASA graphic.

GIFs not your style? Check out my last minute astronomical announcement song:

Blood moon rising

My favorite silly gene names

jtotheizzoe:

On the heels of this post detailing the adorable story of the hedgehog gene, here’s some more of my favorite silly gene names, and the mutant reasons their redonkulous names:

  • tinman - Mutants do not develop a heart (Fruit fly)
  • dreadlocks - Causes photoreceptors to sprout…

A challenge for later

A Wasp To Her Roach

Emerald Lady

A Wasp To Her Roach 

I sting you with exquisite care

the bug  with two venemous jabs

tan cockroach this jewel wasp‘s host

now the lame beast’s the pale egg’s lair

in a tale as true as are most

that are culled from the grim facts of state

tan cockroach with venomous jabs

I bring you an emerald fate.

For this day’s NaPoWriMo fun, I googled “the most famous poem in the world”, and it resulted in….?

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wtfevolution:

Look, evolution, we’ve talked about this. You can’t just slap some makeup on an ostrich and then pretend like it’s a whole different bird. Call it a “seriema" if you want to, but come on; we know.

wtfevolution:

Look, evolution, we’ve talked about this. You can’t just slap some makeup on an ostrich and then pretend like it’s a whole different bird. Call it a “seriema" if you want to, but come on; we know.

Bumper Crop
As Lord Byron’s echo perchance whispered to Bertrand(dang) Russel: For God’s sake, reader! take them not for mine.

Bumper Crop

As Lord Byron’s echo perchance whispered to Bertrand(dang) Russel: For God’s sake, reader! take them not for mine.

Treacly Torture

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Dear august family, I present to you a demonstration of “hope”:

A Torture by Hope

FROM THE FRENCH OF VILLIERS DE L’ISLE-ADAM.

(Translated by M.P. Shiel)

[COUNT VILLIERS DE L’ISLE-ADAM, who lives at Paris, where he edits the Revue des Lettres et des Arts, is one of several living French writers who have made a special study of short stories. He is a highly original writer, and, although as yet…

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rhamphotheca:

Gallery of Gorgeous Marine Plankton
The collection of images and videos was originally developed as an outreach effort of a multi-partner research project called Aquaparadox (from Hutchinson’s ‘Paradox of the Plankton”). In the project we examined morphological, genetic and physiological diversity in common coastal protist morpho-species, that is morphologically-defined species…
(check it all out here: Encyclopedia of Life)

Plus de Plankton!

rhamphotheca:

Gallery of Gorgeous Marine Plankton

The collection of images and videos was originally developed as an outreach effort of a multi-partner research project called Aquaparadox (from Hutchinson’s ‘Paradox of the Plankton”). In the project we examined morphological, genetic and physiological diversity in common coastal protist morpho-species, that is morphologically-defined species…

(check it all out here: Encyclopedia of Life)

Plus de Plankton!

(via ichthyologist)